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it's really unclear from the information that's been given out by the board of elections on whether my first vote is valid or not. >> reporter: another couple called to tell us that they got not one, not two, three, but four ballots between the two of them. and of course, the big question everybody has for us is, is there potential for voter fraud. >> there should be now concern about double voting. we have procedures in place to catch that. >> reporter: ross goldstein said it all started when his staff caught an error on the bar code that appears above your address on the mailing envelope. >> we were concerned that the ballots were just taking too long to get to the voters. so we reissued those ballots for all of those voters. >> reporter: so far, the state has sent out 10,000 duplicate ballots. if you have not voted yet, he says you can still fill out either of will ballots and send it in, and shred the other. only one will count. >> on every envelope of the
return ballots, there's a bar code unique to that voter. we scan it into our system. we know if we've gotten the same baroded ballot back from the same voter. and then we will only count one of those bal lots from that voter. >> the maryland state board of elections says if you do send in two ballots, only the second ballot with the later date will count. they say they have been in touch with the vendor who issued these ballots and are confident the problem is under control. >> this is so confusing. if you sent in the first one, does it count or not? >> if you sent in the first one, it counts, unless you send in a second one, and then that first one doesn't count anymore. they go with the ballot that has the later date on it. of course, what's important for everyone to remember is they look at absentee ballots after the election. so this will happen later. >> just yesterday you were talking about the ballots, the absentee ballots going out, missing a key page with some of the questions.
is this related to that issue? >> that's a big question a lot of people have. and no, these are separate issues. there's been a lot of talk about that today. and we first told you about these absentee ballots missing page two, which includes questions 4 through 7. today governor martin o'malley confirmed it involves less than 20 ballots. so that's good. marylanders for marriage equality reacted today saying they're confident the board of elections will resolve the problems quickly. >> hard to understand how these problems happen. >> we want to remind folks, that the iteam wants to hear from you about these voting problems that pop up between now and election day. call our tip line at 202-# 85-4444, or e-mail us at tips @news4iteam.com. >> glad you're on the case. the state department is not yet commenting on a report that a man in tunisia linked to the
deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi has been arrested. the tunisian government said a 28-year-old man is in custody in tunis. it is not yet clear when they picked him up. the attack on the consulate back september 11th killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. this is the busiest day yet on the campaign trail. the presidential candidates and their running mates trying to make the most of the time left in a race that still is too close to call. president obama will travel more than 5,000 miles today alone. steve handelsmans on capitol hill now with more on the candidates' travels. >> reporter: jim, thanks, good evening. the polls are so close now, that all kinds of combinations of wins in the swing states, like virginia, could produce a victory. and so the candidates are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan swing state tours started in colorado. they split up. romney going to nevada.
where he trails by three points. but claimed he's closing on the president. >> he's out of ideas, and out of excuses, and in november you'll put him out of office. >> reporter: ryan went to ohio, where he and romney closed a five-point gap to one. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion in upward mobility. >> reporter: colorado could be key. last night outside denver, thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an all-nighter. >> reporter: starting in iowa, where his lead is down to two points. >> iowa, you know me. you know that i say what i peen. >> reporter: he charged governor romney with bait and switch. >> the bait is the problem that his plan creates 12 million jobs, the switch is his plan doesn't create 12 million jobs.
>> reporter: joe biden was in the buckeye state. >> ohio is going to pick the next president of the united states of america. >> reporter: if the democrats do win here, is that really it? >> everyone always says, no republican has been elected president without ohio. and that's absolutely true. but you know, every four years we break rules. >> reporter: the obama plans to take ohio, plus iowa and wisconsin, or new hampshire, or colorado, maybe virginia. >> the problem for the president, he has leads in these swing states by two, three points. the problem is, he's not over 50% in any of them. >> reporter: and 50-plus one is the winning number. so the pace will stay intense. governor romney tonight in iowa, president obama on the "tonight show" in l.a., then a late, late night rally in nevada, then an air force one red-eye to tampa to start tomorrow's swing state push in florida. i'm steve handelsman, news4.
indiana senate candidate trying explain a comment about abortion in cases of rape. here's what richard mourdock said last night that got such a reaction. >> i struggled with it myself for a long time but came to realize that life is a gift from god. i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> today mourdock accused opponents of twisting his words. he said rape is clearly not something god intends to happen, but is also not backing off from his position that life begins at conception. >> for those who want to kind of twist the comments and use them for partisan political gain, you know, i think that's what's wrong with washington these days. you know, i spoke from my heart. i spoke with my principle. i spoke from my faith. >> mitt romney just released a tv ad in indiana backing mourdock for senate. the romney campaign said that the governor disagrees with mourdock's stand on abortion but his campaign is not pulling the
ad. hurricane sandy is pounding jamaica right now. these pictures taken as the storm first hit the island coast. sandy is expected to get even stronger today as it moves over jamaica and heads to cuba. doug kammerer has more on how sandy could have an impact on us here. doug? >> it really could have an impact on our weather as we make our way into the weekend and early next week. hurricane sandy with winds of 80 miles an hour, just off the coast of the eastern portions of jamaica right now. really hit that eastern side very, very hard. winds upwards of 80 miles an hour, with stronger gusts. trees down, power outages there. now it's on its way over toward cuba. video a little bit earlier this morning as it was making its way onshore. the incredible surf this storm is producing, we'll see it move up the east coast over the next few days. it will be in cuba, bahamas,
florida, carolina also, and portions of the northeast. the potential is there for this to be a very dangerous storm. here it is right there. winds right now 80 miles an hour. moving to the north at 14 miles per hour. on that track, moves very close to miami, just off the coast there. and then right up the coast, staying offshore through most of this time period. but after that, that's the part, the time we have to watch out for. we'll be back with the latest thinking and what impacts you could see in a minute. a cyclist is in the hospital after being hit by a school bus this afternoon. the bus was taking children home from poolesville high school at the time. no students on the bus were hurt. darnestown road near the scene of the crash remains shut down right now. police have just made an arrest in a deadly shooting at one of the largest churches in the country. the shooting happened at the world changer's church international in the atlanta,
georgia, area. the suspect is a man named floyd palmer. they say he's 52 years old, and that he used to work at the church. this morning, a man walked into the church, and again, they have just arrested a man, and opened fire. one of the volunteers who was leading a prayer service was killed. a 4-day-old infant died after being run from the metro station to children's hospital today. they tried to revive the child. investigators are waiting on test results to determine a cause of death. the fire department said that baby appeared to die of natural causes. for the first time, prosecutors in the district are charging suspects with committing an act of terrorism. 28-year-old floyd lee corkins is accused of shooting an unarmed security guard in august. the u.s. attorney's office said corkins told the guard he didn't like the organization's politics before he started shooting.
corkins is also charged with attempted murder. he's due in court on friday. coming up on news4 at 6:00, the deadly rocket attack and deadly retaliation. there's a new warning tonight as violence erupts between israelis and palestinians. a pastor made a controversial statement about gay marriage in maryland. >> those who practice such things are deserving of death. >> now he's ready to explain. i'm tray see wilkins. coming up on news4, this was supposed to be the site of a brand-new mixed development. but the bottom fell out. why, and what's next coming up. and a 10-year-old who found a message in a bottle makes a special connection worlds away. ike leggett: gaming generated one hundred and eighty... million dollars for maryland schools. question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars...
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their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. violence is escalating now after a rocket attack from gaza. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is warning of a stronger response if gaza
militants continue their attacks. one of the rocket attacks from gaza this morning killed two foreign workers in israel. the israeli military fired back immediately. they killed four palestinians. about 1,000 american troops are in israel right now to help prepare a missile defense program there. people of syria could finally see an end to months of bloodshed. the government agreed to a cease-fire, to start saturday during a muslim holiday. but getting rebel forces to lay down their weapons is proving to be quite complicated. >> reporter: a special envoy has traveled to the middle east trying to build support for temporary cease-fire in syria this weekend during a muslim holiday. today in cairo, he announced in principle, he had that agreement. but almost immediately was thrown into doubt, the syrian foreign ministry saying the military was still looking at the plan.
>> translator: all i want to tell you is after my visit to damascus, there was an agreement for a cease-fire during ead. they will release a statement either today or tomorrow. >> reporter: on the other side there is confusion, too, because the rebel forces in syria do not act with one voice. one rebel commander began listing the conditions that would need to be met in order for his men to lay down their guns. there are other unanswered questions, how long would the cease-fire last and who would enforce it. one thing there is no doubt about, the ordinary syrians need a break from the violence. it's been going on for 19 months, in which 30,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands forced from their homes. nbc news, beirut. muslim-americans could play a significant role in the upcoming presidential election. there's a new poll out today in which more than 90% who were polled say they plan to vote on
november 6th, about 68% of them favor president obama. only 7% plan to vote for mitt romney. one-quarter of those polled say they're still undecided. the 500 people who were surveyed say their top issues are jobs, education, health care and civil rights. that poll was conducted by the council on american islamic relations. president obama is running neck and neck with mitt romney among the general public in a number of polls out. coming up on "nbc nightly news," the president tells brian williams why he is not surprised the race is so tight. the exclusive interview can be seen tonight on nicely news right after this broadcast. doug is here with a look at our weather, and this approaching storm. >> yeah. we're still about four days out from sunday. this storm is going to make a few changes. this forecast is going to be one that just gets you ready. we want to make sure you're ready for this, and we'll be on top of this right on over the next couple of days and right through this storm, if in fact
it does come here. i think we'll see pretty big impacts from it. today, no impacts from this storm. we saw impacts of high pressure, and plenty of sunshine. that brought temperatures to record levels. high temperature today of 84 degrees. today was simply gorgeous. that's the way i think things are going to stay throughout the rest of the evening tonight and into the day tomorrow. there's the 84, the record high. 84 set back in 2001. the low this morning, 59. and that's only a few degrees away from our average high temperature this time of year. so we are well above average by close to 20 degrees. out there right now, 75 degrees, as the sun is making its way down. it's going to be a very nice evening across our region. temperatures still 70 degrees in winchester, 72 in culpepper, 76 in fredericksburg, 77 near la plata. these temperatures very much like summertime numbers than late fall numbers. but that's what we're seeing this time of year. very warm air making its way in here. an area of high pressure continues to be on top of us.
because that we're not dealing with any rainfall. at least not today. and really over the next couple of days. next best chance of rain coming on sunday. it will come with hurricane sandy, and another frontal boundary that makes its way down there. that's really the key. this is not the only piece of this storm. sandy down to jamaica right now. the eye moving over the eastern portion of jamaica. next in its path will be cuba and toward portions of the bahamas. where is the storm right now? it's located just off the coast of jamaica. winds of 80 miles per hour, moving to the north at 14 miles per hour. it's a very strong hurricane, at least pressurewise, especially for a category 1. moving across bahamas tomorrow, and off the coast of miami probably by friday morning. this will bring very strong winds and rain to the miami area. upwards of 50, 60-mile-an-hour winds. they are not expecting hurricane force winds, but they do have tropical storm warnings in effect for the miami area. it makes its way up to the carolinas, and then out to sea. everybody saying, out to sea?
that's a good thing for us, right? well, it would be, if it continued to go out to sea. the latest computer model continues to bring this closer to the coast. not only that, as the frontal boundary moves down from the north, it will pick up what's left of sandy and what's left of sandy could be a pretty big storm and then move it right back into the coast. this has not happened very often, but it does happen. if it were to happen for us, we could be talking about a major storm for portions of the mid-atlantic and northeast. especially up towards philadelphia, new york, and up towards boston. here very high impacts. saturday, low impagcts in the green. coastal section of north carolina will really get impacted. sunday, the aids walk should be fine. the marine corps marathon on sunday could be impacted by winds. chesapeake and down to the beaches, it is monday, if this is able to make that turn back
towards the coast, that would include the i-95 corridor and a high impact scenario for wind and rain. we're talking about very strong wind. a lot of rain, not to mention coastal flooding. and numerous power outages. this could be thousands of power outages, maybe millions across portions of the northeast. that sounds like an exaggeration, it is most likely not. so you want to make sure to keep it right here with us, on team 4, and nbcwashington.com. 73 to 78 degrees, tomorrow those numbers starting off quite warm. 50 to 60 degrees. through the next couple of days, another couple of warm ones. 75 tomorrow, 71 on your friday. then we start to go downhill saturday afternoon, a high of 68. but saturday looking pretty good. sunday, monday, tuesday and maybe even halloween that we'll be dealing with this storm. but the biggest impacts coming on monday. we'll continue to watch this for you right here. >> this is one time i really hope you're wrong. >> i do, too. me too, for sure.
>> thank you, doug. coming up, political signs burned. election season takes a nasty turn in virginia. a gunman on the loose in california after a back-to-back shooting that started at a family-owned business. coming up in sports, the tigers and the giants getting ready to square off in game one of the world series. the redskins still trying to figure out what's been going wrong with their secondary. and robert griffin iii welcoming back a familiar face. as news4 at 6:00 continues.
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pat? >> reporter: doreen, concern tonight in this northeast neighborhood about two aggressive stray pit bulls. one attack on 11th street, another one on 15th. this is d barbershop at 15th and d northeast. it's owned by demonte bailey. it's got the barbershop stuff, the chair, and the bible, and d bat, just in case. and yesterday demonte, he stepped up to the plate. it happened yesterday afternoon along 15th street. a woman is out walking her two dogs, when out of nowhere appears not one, but two pit bulls. untagged, unleashed, unlicensed. they surround her and her dogs. she gets scared. she goes into the barbershop. demonte bailey to the rescue. >> the dogs were starting to get very aggressive. i told her to bring her dogs inside the barbershop while they
cooled off. >> reporter: how did you scare the dogs away? >> with the bat. >> reporter: how did you do that? >> just hit it up against the ground. that startled them a little bit. >> reporter: and they ran back up the alley. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: this man wasn't so lucky. >> bite marks from the upper jaw and his lower jaw ram and there's back and blue bruise es. >> reporter: he was britten by two stray pit bulls. same description, same neighborhood. it happened on 11th street northeast october 12th as he and his wife were walking home. >> they seemed friendly. walked around our legs a couple times. and then one just abruptly turned and bit me right in the groin area. luckily a few inches away from vital parts. >> reporter: this advice from the washington humane society. if you're attacked by a dog, relax your shoulders, turn your
body and face away from the animal, do not make eye contact. they say if you do this, you'll be seen as nonthreatening, and it will defuse the dog's aggression. live now from northeast, i'm pat collins, news4. less than two weeks, people in maryland will decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. it's question 6 on the ballot there. >> a pastor in baltimore county is taking heat for saying that same-sex marriage is in his words worthy of death. chris gordon reports from randallstown, maryland. >> reporter: pastor robert anderson made a statement at a meeting hosted by the marriage alie abc. he quoted romans 1 in the bible. >> listen to the last verse. knowing the righteous judgment of god that those who practice such things are deserving of death.
not only do the same, but watch this, for those who also approve of those who practice these things. if we don't vote against it, then we are approving these things that are worthy of death. >> reporter: marylanders for marriage equality which urges a yes vote on question 6 to legalize same-sex marriage feels opponents have gone too far. >> well, we really think that it was very inappropriate for the maryland marriage alliance to hold a panel where they used the words worthy of death to describe gay and lesbian couples. >> reporter: here in randallstown, maryland, pastor anderson showed us the bible passage. romans chapter 1 of the christian standard bible saying those who practice such things deserve to die. >> that was written by the apostle paul himself. >> you made the conclusion that anybody voting for this, question 6 may be worthy of death. >> well, worthy of death in that they are promoting the lifestyle
and they are promoting what same-sex marriage is all about. and that is what we're standing against. now when i sea worthy of death, i'm not talking about violence or hurting anybody. that's not my task and what i'm inferring. worthy of death means it can lead to death. >> reporter: anderson hosted this meeting of clergy who all oppose question 6 and are preaching against it between now and election today. chris gordon, dmus 4. the marriage alliance released a statement that reads any attempt to imply that dr. anderson's reading of scripture was a call to harm gays and lesbians is false, and serves as a distraction from the real issues of this campaign. police near los angeles are on the scene of a deadly shooting at a business and a home two blocks away. investigators say two people have died. two others have been wounded. police originally reported three people had died in downey, california, this afternoon. they're still searching for the
gunman. neighbors say the interebusines family-owned business. family and colleagues will say good-bye to a prince george's county police officer killed in a crash. officer kevin bowden died last thursday in clinton, maryland. he was off duty when it happened. the first viewing is this friday night at lee's funeral home in clinton. funeral services will be held over the weekend. a 61-year-old driver faces charges for causing that accident. a family in leesburg, virginia, woke up to see flames just a few feet from their home. a vandal had set a political sign on fire in the middle of the night. jackie bensen found out this kind of vandalism is not limited to any one candidate or neighborhood. >> reporter: a brand-new banner is in place in the front yard of jack and libby stevens' leesburg home delivered by the local campaign office. it replaces one that was engulfed in flames when libby
stevens last saw it and grabbed these images. all that was left of the 4 by 8 plastic coated romney for president banner were two metal supports and some burn marks. >> the dogs were barking so i came downstairs and looked out my front window, and there was a gentleman standing on the front porch, and i looked past him to see the sign, and a fireball in my front yard. >> reporter: stevens said when she came outside about 2:00 a.m. monday, her first thought was that the fire had been set deliberately. >> it's one thing to spray paint a sign or slash it or steal it, it's another to set it on fire. that's wrong. >> reporter: leesburg police officers responded and took a report. >> due to the nature of the call, we did turn the case over to the fire marshal's office. >> reporter: although this is the most serious, nearly every jurisdiction in maryland, virginia and the district has reported vandalism to political signs this year. >> i didn't hear anything. >> reporter: the stevens'
neighbor, mark haring, a democrat, came by to offer support. he said he, too, is looking forward to the end of what seems like an especially rancorous election year. >> i'm hopeful that very soon we can work toward coming together as a nation. and mend fences and heal some wounds and work harder toward coming together. >> reporter: neighbors regardless of their political affiliation say they'll keep a sharp eye out for people who are bent on causing trouble, or people just trying to express their political views. jackie bensen, news4. a celebration in the district today marked a unique housing development that includes public housing and million-dollar homes. the 23-acre capitol quarter development near the baseball stadium includes more than 300 townhouses and separate buildings for apartments and senior citizens. the project has been under development for ten years. it replaced a rundown public housing project.
chanel caldwell cowan moved out ten years ago and she was among the former residents moving back in. >> we say to people this isn't just about tearing down buildings, this is about building lives and people coming back to be able to build their lives. >> it includes 700 public housing units that are scattered among the more expensive market rate homes that sell for $600,000 to $1 million each. it was supposed to be the anchor a multimillion dollar development. finding a new home near the carrollton metro. tonight prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins tells us why those plans fell through. >> reporter: new carrollton is the transportation hub of prince george's county. >> we have tremendous development opportunities in prince george's county. new carrollton is chief among them. >> reporter: at the corner of route 50 and the beltway is
marks the metro and amtrak, a gold mine that prince george's county has yet to fully develop. two years ago, it looked like that might change. with this $500 million mixed use project that would include housing, shops, restaurants. governor martin o'malley promised to move the agency now located at ann arundel county to prince george's. but now that deal has fallen through. >> i think that there was an issue with just getting it done. i know that there was a lot of effort put into it by the county. the county executive staff, to try to make this project work. >> reporter: michael gaines with the maryland department of general services is supervising the project and released this statement. during the process of negotiations, it became apparent it would be in the best interest of the state to cancel the procurement and to try and seek a new developer property owner and a new dhcd property location.
>> there was no, when is it coming and where is it going to go. >> reporter: community activist arthur turner said they would benefit from the tax dollars and jobs. he feels like this failed project is a broken promise from the governor. >> is the housing development going to come or is time going to run out on the o'malley/brown administration, that it won't happen under their watch? >> reporter: the maryland department of general services is overseeing this project. they're already accepting new bids. and spokesmen say they want to see the agency relocated here to prince george's county. tracee wilkins, news4. coming up on news4, new questions after a major study linked an artificial sweetener to cancer. what you got, doug? >> today we hit the highs in the 80s. 76 in fredericksburg. another nice day tomorrow. but when will we start to feel
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breaking news from virginia. late today, congressman jim moran's son resigned from the campaign in the wake of voter fraud allegations. jim joins us from the newsroom with the video that led to those accusations. jim? >> doreen, this started with a video eleased today by an activist group. we'll show you a portion of that video. the group said patrick moran was caught discussing how to forge utility bills to get around virginia's voter i.d. law. voters are required to show i.d. when they arrive at the polls, but a utility bill could be enough. the moran campaign has not confirmed this video is authentic. but this evening, patrick moran released this brief statement. effective immediately, i have resigned from the moran for congress campaign. minutes ago congressman moran's campaign released this statement. quote, patrick is well liked,
and was a well respected member of the campaign team. this incident, however, was clearly an error in judgment. the campaign has accepted patrick's resignation effective immediately. the group behind this video project, project veratos, you may recall that purportedly showed voter fraud involving a.c.o.r.n. congressman moran has been in office more than two decades and represents virginia's eighth district. that's the latest on the breaking news from the newsroom. back to you. a controversial new study by brigham and women's hospital in boston links the artificial sweetener aspartame to cancer. it was found in diet sodas and thousands of other products. the study was published in the american journal of clinical nutrition. however, several experts are criticizing that report. many of them say it is flawed, and that the findings are not reliable. following that criticism,
brigham and women's hospital released a statement calling the study weak. you might have noticed an unusual flag flying over the wilson building today downtown. it was in fact a flag of the city of st. louis. it was there because of that awful nationals loss to the cardinals. the mayors of d.c. and st. louis had a bet on the series. the loser city had to fly the winning city's flag over their city hall for a day. and so now they can take it down. >> at this point it could be a crime for st. louis, couldn't it? >> not big enough for the tears coming out of here. >> what's up, dan? talking about the new addition to the redskins. robert griffin iii talking about his new tight end with an old familiar face. hall still addressing the secondary's woes at news4 at 6:00 continues. president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve...
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marywe invest in them.umber one in america because but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven.
a bufrl day today. high temperature of 84. take a look at the twilight as the sun set just about a half hour ago. beautiful conditions today. high of 84 actually tying a record. 75 in college park, 72 in reston. southern fairfax county, fort belvoir right now at 76 degrees. sandy still well away from our area, and this forecast is going to be changing a little bit over the next couple of days. but right now, we're forecasting high impact down to the carolinas, and low impact in southern virginia on saturday. on sunday, even for the marine corps marathon early sunday morning, low impact here with wind, some rain, but not too bad. i think you should be able to run the marathon, it just is not going to be the best idea to get out there without making sure you have on the right clothes. monday, i think everybody in the mid-atlantic and northeast has a high impact from this storm. once again, we're going to be watching this one very closely over the next couple of days.
could it stay out to sea? yes. will it stay out to see? that still remains to be seen. but we'll continue to keep you updated right here on nbc 4. guys? this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. dan, you've got bad news here. doesn't he have the longest streak? >> barber goes back to 1998. >> wow. >> which is, what, 14, 15 years. >> but that's in jeopardy now. >> this is kind of a surprise, because london's been banged up before and been out there to play. that consecutive game streak that sits at 231 straight games goes back to his first year in the league in 1998, the longest streak in the nfl. fletcher missed practice today because of a sore hamstring and a balance problem. fletcher is scheduled to see a
neurologist for that balance issue. so we're going to have to watch that closely. chris cooley did not look out of balance in his first practice of the season. the redskins re-signed their popular tight end to help fill the void left by fred davis. cooley joked half of his teammates thought he was there doing broadcasting work. cooley will have a chance to catch a pass that actually counts from rookie quarterback robert griffin iii. >> it was great to have cool man back, as i call him. and he did good today. i've always wanted to throw a pass to him. i completed one in the preseason, but that doesn't count. hopefully we can get one in the next game. he's coming back to do his job. that involves blocking, doing a lot of other things, and catching the ball in the backfield. >> it's great to be back. it's exciting for me. i woke up like a little kid. i've always loved the game. i think it was nice to sit back and look around and watch
football games and watch the league, and i looked at it and thought, i can definitely do this. i'm as good as a lot of these players. it's a good opportunity for me to prove that. >> still no word on exactly what cooley's role will be on sunday. although, robert griffin iii did say during his press conference that logan paulson will have a chance to start. i don't know if that means he has a chance to start like cooley has a chance to start, or that he will actually have a chance to start. >> sounds to me like cooley's starting. what do you think? >> i don't know. i think he has to convince them he's actually in shape and ready to go. that would be nice to see, though. dead last, that's where the redskins rank in pass defense. vikings christian ponder, he passed for 299. no single play hurt more than the giants game-winning touchdown pass last sunday that was nearly three-quarters of the field. this was the play the redskins coaching staff saw coming.
they had actually had the wide receiver victor cruz double covered by josh. the skins went from the elation of a presumed victory to the agony of defeat in about 15 seconds. skins cornerback deangelo hall said this was all in the skins breaking down, not the giants and eli manning making a great play. >> you know, i don't feel like he made that play, i feel like we gave him that play. it was nothing he did to, oh, man, he saw this, one guy set his feet and not do this. it wasn't something he was just a rocket scientist. we just played that as bad as possible. >> i appreciate him giving it to me. thank you. no, it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out either. you got a guy running open and you hit him.
if that's the way they want to put it in their heads, that's fine. >> i sense a little friction here leading up to the next giants game. >> he shouldn't have said that. that's ridiculous. the guy made a great play. whether somebody broke down or not, you know, that's chicken stuff, man. don't do that. >> sour grapes a little bit. >> come on. they lost and they shouldn't have. >> i don't think he really meant -- hey, they made a bad play. you know, talking about deangelo. we made a bad play and they capitalized on it. >> that's how it goes. >> exactly. >> if you don't do what you're supposed to do, you get beat. let's talk baseball now. game one of the world series in san francisco tonight. barry zito the starting pitcher for the giants, verlander gets the call for the tigers. detroit is well rested after dispatching the yankees with ease. the giants have the momentum. after coming back from a three-games to one deficit to beat the cardinals.
bruce bochy knows his team is ready. >> i think you look at marco scutaro, angel pagan, they know how hard it is to get here and how long they've been waiting to get here. those are hungry players. they're a big reason why we're here. they were determined to help this club get to the world series. because they haven't been here. this is why you play the game. just because you're fortunate to be on a team that won one, i think that's why you want another one. you realize how good the feeling is and obviously that's why you'd like to have another one. be part of another world championship would be quite a treat. >> coming up in just about an hour. the wizards still trying to replace john wall. he'll be out for at least another month with the knee injury. sheldon ma shell rin -- and mack getting a
chance. so far, head coach randy whitman very happy with the progress the price has made. >> probably his two best performances these last two games. he's kind of solidified running the offense, getting guys in spots. the flow of the game. the pace of the game. it's been good. >> he's a big part of this team. with john hurt, he's going to have to step in and do big things for us. >> more continuity comes, the more games you play, the more minutes you play together, this is our fourth or fifth game now. i think we've got a feel for each other, between those games and the practices, we're gaining more confidence in each other. so the first game of the regular season coming up for the guys in, what, six days now. right around the corner. >> i can't get my head around basketball. we've been so busy with football and baseball. >> we've got a new one.
how are we looking out there, doug? >> looking great tomorrow. looking great on friday. looking okay on saturday. and then sunday, monday, tuesday, once again, we'll be watching this one closely the next couple of days. keep it right here. we've got you updated. >> thanks, doug. an update on the story of the 10-year-old kid who recently found a message in a bottle. on a beach in ireland. two girls from canada threw that bottle into the water off the coast of quebec eight years ago. those girls are women now. they're both 20 years old. the e-mail address they listed was no longer in use, so ocean
did some detective work and tracked them down. and today he had a conversation with them by skype. he showed them the bottle. and he said his mother is really tired of getting calls from all the newspapers. >> my mom is getting a bit annoyed with the newspapers that kept on ringing. and she said, if you're finding another bottle, throw it back into the water. >> makes sense to me. the bottle traveled 2,485 miles before it washed up on a beach in ireland. good for him. >> that is a great story. >> that's a wonderful story for him. that's our broadcast for us. come back tonight for news4 at 11:00 and stay tuned for president obama, he'll be on the "tonight show" with jay leno tonight. ike leggett: gaming generated one hundred and eighty...
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